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    If you don't believe that smartphones will one day (soon) pack 6GB of system memory, you're just not paying attention. We moved from 2GB, to 3GB, to 4GB in just a few years, and component manufacturers like Samsung have already announced chips ready to give the phones of the future a massive 6GB of RAM. But when will ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals on eBay, which give you options for either an iPad Pro or a Google Nexus 5X. Then talk about the recent deals that AT&T launched if you buy a new Samsung Galaxy flagship. Qualcomm is next wit its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. The renders of the ...

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    Fingerprint security can be one of the best ways to keep your smartphone safe, as it both relies on something that's unique to you, the phone's owner, and when it works well, its operation can be nearly seamless. But key to its security is making sure that it only recognizes your fingerprints as authorized – if ...

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    We've been looking forward to Xiaomi's Mi 5 since … well, it feels like the better part of forever, but in reality it's been since last spring. The months since have brought us no shortage of rumors, renders, and whispers about possible launch plans, and now it's finally looking like things are nearly ready to happen. ...

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    The world’s largest social network continues to compete against itself as far as instant messaging services are concerned, with both WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger constantly improved and boosting their popularity edge over Skype, Viber or Google Hangouts. After picking up its own digital assistant, ditching ...

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    Yesterday was a big day for a certain semiconductor company that saw its smartphone chip domination threatened last year through its own fault, but which seems to recover very well and quickly regain its industry trail-blazing reputation. The high-end Snapdragon 820, mid-range SD625, 435 and 425, plus the ...

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    While essentially every new flagship device manufactured by the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC, Sony or Huawei ups the performance ante compared to its predecessor, high-end smartphone prices have mostly stagnated for several years now. There’s of course a very logical explanation for that, as component and assembly ...

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    The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a smartphone built around one specific feature. No. Not the camera. The phone's name is a dead giveaway. This device is built around the zoom on the camera. We're talking niche of a niche, as we've seen camera focused phones before, but few with this kind of optical hardware capability, and none ...

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    Still undecided as to what to gift your significant other on Sunday? Didn’t realize until just now Valentine’s is only two days away? About to have a heart attack looking up jewelry prices and whatnot? Relax, and let Google hook you up with the perfect present. It’s thoughtful, but it doesn’t send too strong of ...

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    Google isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet in a seemingly losing social network battle against heavyweight champion Facebook, somewhat surprisingly holding the advantage over Twitter in active user numbers and constantly improving the G Plus UI. To be fair, constant might be a bit of an understatement, as at ...

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    Between the highly anticipated Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the mysterious Gear 360 VR camera, and the imminent European expansion of Samsung Pay, next Sunday’s Unpacked event is already shaping up to be quite jam-packed (pun intended) with high-profile announcements. Could there still be room for one more product ...

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    Welcome to the HTC One M1-whoops, sorry about that. I think one of our rumors dispels that name. Anyways, what we know about this device, codenamed "Perfume," is that it's ... well, uh... kinda. Y'know. That it's ... the Taiwanese manufacturer's flagship smartphone for the spring of this year. And that's about it. Let's ...

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    As long as the United States's federal government is keeping the internet duty-free, it might as well try and see how it actually feels about this whole encryption thing. Lawmakers in the United Kingdom have been mulling over a bill that would open up backdoors to encryption provided by tech companies from Apple to ...

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    The vibes aren't dying and, by just the sheer supposed size of this phone's battery, the Vibe P1 Turbo won't, either. Lenovo's done the Vibe P1 twice already: one had a 4,000mAh battery for the price of $159, the other had 5,000mAh for $279. The Vibe P1 Turbo takes that better phone — equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p ...

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    One thing we haven't had to worry about in the US was paying taxes to get onto the big 'ol Internet. And we may never have to worry about it. The Senate has passed a trade enforcement bill in a 75-20 vote, one that contained the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. It made permanent a recurring moratorium on state-levied ...

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    With the original HTC One (M7), the manufacturer introduced us to the “UltraPixel,” some branding it came up with for a camera sensor that traded high megapixel count for physically larger individual pixels, capturing more light and designed to produce higher quality images. Now with the new One M10 just around the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia Beta program, and how it can help you get Marshmallow on legacy devices. Then we talk about the complete opposite, which is Samsung, and how Marshmallow will look on current flagships even with all the delays. HTC is next as we hear the possible launch dates ...

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    Google's been making a big investment in virtual reality lately, and with all the reports we've heard of new VR hires, it hasn't been hard to imagine that this interest might extend beyond the sort of relatively simple Cardboard viewer we have now. But just how far could Google be planning to go? A recent report ...

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    Alcatel One Touch might be shipping the new Idol smartphone in Virtual Reality packaging, iPhone error 53 is frustrating users who have had their home buttons repaired, and Tim Cook takes his ball and runs home after people tweet mean things about his Super Bowl photo. Another week of mobile technology news has passed, ...

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    With their launches just over a week away, the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 have really started coming into focus lately, as leaks and rumors continue to condense into what's becoming a more and more reliable-looking picture of the flagship hardware. And while we have shades of that with the One M10 (aka Perfume), ...

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    We're about to find ourselves positively inundated by announcements of new mobile hardware with MWC looming ever so close, but some companies just can't wait until the big expo to share their latest news, and are already getting a head start with early launches. We just told you about one of Qualcomm's newest SoCs, as ...

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    You’d probably expect a fledgling segment of the ever-growing tech industry to advance at a more rapid pace than fully mature, saturated markets, and while that’s been true in some aspects for wearable devices, most smartwatches have also worryingly stagnated in a key department. Remember the 2014 LG G Watch and ...

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    If you thought the newest upper mid-range “pure Google” phone was an interesting proposition at $380 and up, then a very alluring one at $330, and an outright irresistible bargain when dropped an extra 30 bucks, wait until you hear what eBay seller Buydig has to offer today. You guessed it, we’ve just reached ...

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    While nobody likes a copycat, Samsung fans and Android enthusiasts in general can all agree the global leader of smartphone shipments could benefit from aping a particular product release strategy generally associated with iDevices. Of course, Apple didn’t invent the formal announcement followed shortly by a pre-order ...

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    As soon as everyone’s hopes of seeing Samsung Pay support extended beyond the Korean and US borders last year were shattered, it felt safe to predict at least further details on a Spanish launch would be shared at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. Of course, the February 21 Samsung Unpacked event ...

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